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NJ Resiliency in Action

Princeton Area Community Foundation awards $275,000 to statewide principal and administrator group to help students exposed to trauma

Krystal Knapp | Planet Princeton The Princeton Area Community Foundation is giving $275,000 to a statewide organization for principals and administrators to fund a program to teach school staff members in Mercer County how to identify students exposed to stressful or traumatic experiences, and how to engage all students in a way that promotes healing from the mental health effects of the pandemic. The Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA) is the nonprofit arm of the New Jersey...

Community listening session on white supremacy, domestic threats, & youth extremism with The Division on Civil Rights (DCR)

DCR listening Sessions on White Supremacy Extremist will cover groups in the state, with the specific focus on how youth are recruited to these groups, the role social media plays in that recruitment, and how individuals and the community are harmed by these groups' hateful actions. These listening sessions are part of uplifting our 27 Youth Bias Taskforce Recommendations. Register: Wednesday, July 14th 6:30pm – 8:30pm - Click Here for Zoom Registration For those that are unable to attend...

Actions4Aces Public Awareness Campaign Launch

Watch the virtual press conference live on YouTube at 11:15am . We need your help to amplify the messages of Actions 4 ACEs : Visit to find educational materials and a curated list of resources to help mobilize the community for understanding and action Use the campaign social media toolkit to spread the word on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram Share educational materials and resources with your colleagues and communities Follow the campaign on social media using...

NJ got $6 billion in pandemic relief. But there are strings attached

JOHN REITMEYER, BUDGET/FINANCE WRITER JUNE 2, 2021 | BUDGET, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ New Jersey has received more than $6 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funding, and like other federal aid programs, there’s a long list of things the money can and cannot be spent on. Gov. Phil Murphy has yet to say exactly how the state plans to use its share of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act within those rules. But the governor has said recently that he’s been having “good conversations” with...

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

In honor of National Foster Care Month, National Reunification Month and the League’s continuing mission to bring advocacy to young people within and who have aged out of the foster care system, the Junior League of Montclair Newark, in partnership with New Jersey's Office of Resilience, proudly present a virtual screening of the highly acclaimed documentary: Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope Researchers recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by...

Mental Health Awareness Events in NJ 2021

Monday, May 17 – NAMI NYC-Metro invites you to their free online event: Family & COVID – No One Said It Would Be Easy. A conversation about families, lock-down, and mental health, focused on how families can support and have supported each other, how communities and workplaces factor in, and where we go from here. Presented by María Bautista, LCSW, and Pam Berman, Chief Talent Officer at Publicis Health on family relationships, COVID-19, and mental health. At 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Register...

Maternal Health in New Jersey: Pursuing Equity Through Systemic Change

You are invited to attend: NJ Spotlight News Virtual Roundtable: Maternal Health in New Jersey: Pursuing Equity Through Systemic Change Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Online via teleconferencing This will be an online event only. Please register to have a teleconferencing link emailed to you Thursday, 4/1, at 3pm with a repeat send at 4pm. Alarmingly, in the United States mothers are dying at the highest rate in the developed world with the crisis being most severe for Black...

"Adverse Childhood Experiences: Inside New Jersey's New Plan to Address a Perennial Harm."

Greetings from NJ Spotlight News- Thank you for registering for our Thursday, 3/11, 4pm virtual roundtable, "Adverse Childhood Experiences: Inside New Jersey's New Plan to Address a Perennial Harm." Here is the link to the video event: No password is necessary to view. To join the chat and Q/A functions, please click on the "chat as guest" link. If the video doesn't play, try refreshing your browser and/or clicking the play button in the Vimeo player.

50,000 members strong! ACEs Connection invites you to celebrate, reminisce and commemorate our collective growth

On March 4th at 12 pm PT (3 pm ET), we’re stopping for an hour to gather around Zoom screens to celebrate the work of ACEs Connection. We’d love for you to join us to share stories about how we learned about ACEs science, what happened in our personal and work lives as a result of joining ACEs Connection, and what we hope the long-term impact of this knowledge will be. In addition to you who celebrate with us, we'll have other guests, including Ann Borowiec (NJ Resiliency Coalition member) ,...

NJ Governor Phil Murphy launches state’s first ACEs Action Plan today at noon (EST) on Facebook Live

New Jersey’s first Adverse Childhood Experiences Action Plan will be launched by Governor Phil Murphy today, Feb. 4, at noon EST along with Tammy Murphy , Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver , and New Jersey Department of Children and Families Commissioner Christine Norbut Beyer on Facebook Live. ACEs Connection will cover the launch and will share the plan. It also will be available on NJ Resilience Coalition community on ACEs Connection. ...

*NEW PUBLICATION* Chronic Disease Among African American Families: A Systematic Scoping Review

Chronic diseases are common among African Americans, but the extent to which research has focused on addressing chronic diseases across multiple members of African American families is unclear. This systematic scoping review summarizes the characteristics of research addressing coexisting chronic conditions among African American families, including guiding theories, conditions studied, types of relationships, study outcomes, and intervention research.

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